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This small goldweight cast in brass is designed in an abstract pattern. The weight is rounded with a pattern of lines crossing the piece vertically and horizontally to break the surface into a series of squares, with small round balls cut in two placed at the intersections of the horizontal and vertical lines.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Goldweight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.179
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Goldweight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.181
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Goldweight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.182
Goldweights are small objects cast from brass used to weigh out quantities of gold and gold dust.  They are cast using a lost-wax casting technique, wherein wax is sculpted into the desired shape and a mold is pressed around the wax model.  Then, the mold is heated and the wax drained out, leaving a void in the shape of the original wax model.  Liquid brass is poured into the mold and allowed to set before the caster cracks the mold open and retrieves the finished goldweight.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Goldweight
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.191
A brass scale that is separated into five parts. The scale has two circular scale pans, the pillar, the balancing screws and the plumb line.
African (African (general, continental cultures))
Five Parts of a Scale
1900 – 1985
Gift of Doran H. Ross
2010/1.176A-E
A headdress made of woven raffia palm fibers in the shape of a cap and decorated with dark purple and green feathers. The feathers point upward and outward from the cap, while the center of the headdress has a bundle of large, dark feathers. 
Feather Headdress
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.78.3
Multi-colored, striped beaded collar in white, light blue, dark blue, yellow, and red beads on brown thread.
Nguni (Nguni)
Beaded Collar
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.27
Squared panel with tan hemmed edges. The panel is divided into three sections with the top and bottom section consisting of a brown grid of lines forming a diamond pattern. The middle section consists of light and dark tan triangles forming another grid pattern. 
Kuba (Kuba (Democratic Republic of Congo style))
Raffia Textile Panel
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.84
Beaded jewlery with rectantular piece with metal stick extending from center. White beads with red beaded center stripe and blue, green and red triangular design. Frayed red string gathered into bow at top.
Nguni (Nguni)
Beaded Jewelry
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.57
Beaded Jewlery with rectangular piece of metal wire extended from center. White beaded center section with red, blue and yellow stripe beaded end sections. Light blue loops at top. Beaded lattice designs at edges.
Nguni (Nguni)
Beaded Jewelry
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.58
Beaded necklace made up of four brown cord wrapped coils with beaded detail in yellow, black and dark blue, light blue and red. Tie closure with four long leather tassels at each end. Tassles have beaded end details in mostly light blue with dark blue, red and yellow, white tag attached.
Nguni (Nguni)
Beaded Necklace
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.60
Beaded bracelet with rounded main piece in blue beads with end detail in white and red beads. Beaded rectangular piece at one end with geometric detail in white, blue, red, black and yellow. Loop closure with larger yellow beads, white tag attached.
Nguni (Nguni)
Beaded Bracelet
1800 – 1999
Gift of the Robbins Center for Cross Cultural Communications in memory of Warren M. Robbins
2014/2.61
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